Billie Stewart named Wayeh. She was a sociologist who worked with a lot of native Cherokee. The Cherokee word for wolf is wayeh (pronounced WHY-uh).
‘Wayeh’ is the Cherokee word for Wolf…. One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two “wolves” inside us all.
One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”